The Streakers: Streaks and Streakers

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Smug after you take two Fridays in a row away from the office to ski? Amateur. Here's a look at the big leagues, pal.

Name

Jim Brooks

Hometown

Orange County, Calif.

Streak

Skied six continents in 12 days

Payoff

190,000 fewer frequent flyer miles

Name

Tom Szwedko

Hometown

Leadville, Colo.

Streak

Has skied the backcountry every month for 25 years, bagging up to 300 days annually, from the Alps to the Appalachians

Payoff

Well-versed in avalanche safety, topo maps and GPS use

Name

Arnie Wilson

Hometown

London, England

Streak

Skied 365 straight days across 13 countries in 1994

Payoff

Landed in the Guinness Book of World Records

Name Paul Schipper

Hometown Carrabassett Valley, Maine

Streak Has skied every day Sugarloaf, Maine, has been open since 1980 season

Payoff His own parking space at Sugarloaf that reads "The Ironman of Skiing"



Name Charles Eldridge

Hometown Seattle, Wash.

Streak Approaching his 100th-straight month of skiing

Payoff Maintaining a website he founded (turns-all-year.com) for obsessive-compulsives like himself

NOVEMBER 2004