Autumn can be a difficult time of year in Fort William. The summer seems like a distant memory and the winter hasn't yet arrived, so keeping the fitness up and maintaining the enthusiasm to go outside whilst the wind is howling and the rain is hammering down can be difficult. So this year I decided to enter the Scottish Tooling Series for a bit of fun and for some winter training. I had a great day thanks to the welcoming nature of the regulars that attend the series and had plenty of opportunities to learn new things. I might of got a bit over excited once I had finished the three routes in the Ice wall and tired myself out too quickly but the banter amongst the entrants was enough to make up for it.