Chuting Spree Clue #1 – Black Diamond Ski Boots!

| September 30, 2008

Follow five semi-weekly clues and be the first to correctly identify where the boots are hidden to win a pair (any size, any model) of Black Diamond Ski Boots!

Click here for the Chuting Spree – Black Diamond boots contest rules.

Clue: One of the most famous ski runs in America is named after a member of the first ascent team of the highest peak on this CONTINENT. Name the continent.


Too cool for words!  This guy's name is synonymous with challenging skiing. Photo credit: M. Moore
Too cool for words! This guy’s name is synonymous with challenging skiing. Photo credit: M. Moore

Know the continent?  Don’t answer now – save it for Super Cluesday.

Clue Schedule:
September 30th – Continent
October 7th – Country or Region
October 11th – Specific mountain range or zone (note – not on a Tuesday)
October 14th – Specific peak or town
October 21st – SUPER CLUESDAY!  Exact location.  Send in your answer NOW!

Featured Black Diamond Ski Boot – Method AT.  Click on the image below to check’em out at!


The Method is for the modern AT skier who craves downhill performance as much as tourability and comfort. Slightly less torsionally and longitudinally stiff than the Factor, the Method is your choice for skiing any and all terrain, from no-falls steeps to deep powder bowls. With its Triax-Performance FrameTM with Pebax® and Flex 110 rating, the Method still has power to drive today’s fat skis. The boot is equipped with both a thermoformable high-performance foot bed and a Power Fit Light Liner. Changing the Method between AT blocks and BD ISO Alpine DIN blocks (sold separately) is third-grade easy due to the sliding, four-screw attachment system.


Category: Chuting Spree Contest - BD Boots

About the Author ()

Andrew McLean lives in Park City, Utah and is a gear designer, writer, photographer, ski mountaineer, climber, Mountain Unicycle rider and father of two very loud little girls.

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  1. Comfy boots! Count me in.

  2. Adam Shilman says:

    Ohh I can’t wait for this one!!!

  3. Matt Hartmann says:

    Whoops didn’t mean to put it up here….

  4. Andrew says:

    That’s the right answer, but are you sure you want to post it? :)

  5. I’m 1 for 1 so far. Maybe I can match the boots with the Sahales I still have in plastic wrap.

  6. Mike Russell says:

    I’ve been looking for a way to get into some affordable BD boots…

  7. Mitchell Skis says:

    Are you sure you dont mean:

    “One of the most famous ski runs in America is named after a member of the first AMERICAN ascent team of the highest peak on this continent.”?

  8. Adam Shilman says:

    Speaking of someones name that is synonymous with challenging skiing…Andrew are you still planning to ski Foraker? I flew over the range yesterday and we are way ahead on snowfall so far…24 degrees in Talkeetna this morning…

  9. Corbetts Coulair – James Berry Corbett.

    Continent – North America.

  10. Danielle Lillard says:

    NOT NORTH AMERICA. It’s Asia. I am at work and trying to multi task can I change my answer????

  11. Danielle Lillard says:

    Wait this sucks. I need to stop and do this after I get off the phone

    Bob my final answer is NORTH AMERICA.

  12. Andrew says:

    Yes, no, kind of… maybe. But, the only answer that counts is after the final clue is given on October 21st.

  13. rmrazik says:

    This oughta’ be fun…

  14. Andrew says:

    Mitchell Wrote:

    “Are you sure you dont mean:

    “One of the most famous ski runs in America is named after a member of the first AMERICAN ascent team of the highest peak on this continent.”?”

    No, it was the first ascent of the peak and all of the team members were American, including the Mystery Man.

  15. Andrew says:

    Foraker..? I think I’ve heard of it..?

  16. Mitchell Skis says:

    Ahhhhh. I didn’t realize he did that too.

  17. Adam Shilman says:

    Archangel Ridge perhaps…..

  18. Andrew says:

    You’re tormenting me there Adam!

  19. greg mueller says:

    What if we guess the right anwer before the clue is posted?

  20. Andrew says:

    That would be pretty hard as even I don’t know where they are yet! But, to be fair, the only comments that count are the ones after the final clue has been posted on Oct 21 at 10:00am.

  21. pondsy says:

    yeah, i want to get in this time. even though 10am is like 1 in the morning in Japan.

  22. Adam Shilman says:

    Ahhh, A little torture never hurt anyone…Right!?!

  23. Korps says:

    Got it tricky but easy!!

  24. climbhoser says:

    AT boots? Come on!!!!

  25. Andrew says:

    No, no, it is ANY boots – AT or tele.

  26. Al says:

    I could use some new kicks this year…

  27. Wiilbert says:

    Goodness, I could use a new pair of boots :D

  28. PJ says:

    I need boots… I’m in!

  29. Tony Despain says:

    I want some free boots and lots of spam!

  30. mb says:

    Maybe I won’t have to buy those Methods after all.

  31. Andrew says:

    Tony – You are giving me too much credit if you think I could actually get organized enough to send out spam and/or sell any sort of email list. :) I promise I won’t, and you don’t really even need to sign up, aside from the idea that your name is now recognized on the straightchuter server, so when you know the location of the boots, you can submit it without any delay.

  32. David says:

    do we need to post our intermediate answers or just the final one to win?

  33. Seth says:

    I’m in. This should be fun.

  34. Dave_R says:

    New boots, spam, sounds fun.

  35. Andrew says:

    Absolutely no spam – I promise. I don’t even keep track of anyone’s name, it is just that the computer needs to recognize you for faster response time, as the first time you make a comment, it needs to be approved, and then you are in.

  36. Andrew says:

    Hi David,

    No, you don’t need to post all of the answers along the way, just at the end. It is the final location which really matters.

  37. Sinecure says:

    I’ll play. I’d love a pair of the new BD boots.

  38. Rob says:

    Cool, I could use a new pair of boots!

  39. Jarl Berg says:

    Hey can I enter even if I don’t need the boots? I already have great boots so I don’t need them but I always love a challenge and this one is way better than Voile’s last year which was super easy for a Parrot Head like me :-)

    Winter is just around the corner!!!

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