02.01.10

Two Phi Kaps "scale" Great Wall



While on a visit to China last November, William Panella and Robert Losyk – both of the Class of 1967 – and their wives visited the Great Wall of China, the longest man-made structure in the world. It was built over many centuries by Chinese dynasties to protect China’s northern boundary. After climbing and walking for about three hours, the guys decided to call it a day with a memorial photo. It was a smart decision.

The main wall is about 2,145 miles long, with another 1,770 miles of branches and spurs. Losyk said it "was a climb and walk, but something you never forget. I suggested to Bill we drop trow so we could send the pix to the brothers, but they wouldn’t recognize our butts after all these years." We’re glad Bill and Bob thought better of that idea!