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  Tuesday: July 12, 2005

Today we took our �check� luggage downstairs at 7 a.m. so that it could be loaded on pallets before the flight. Then we all gathered downstairs in the lobby to eat breakfast and get ready for the flight ahead of us. As we were eating we discussed the weather at Summit, which would determine whether we could fly and land safely. Some were optimistic and others were concerned. Instead of meeting at 8:30 a.m., as planned, we waited until they thought the weather was clear. By 9:30 we were on our way out to load the LC-130. It was really windy; people familiar with Kangerlussuaq said they had never seen such winds there. As we approached Summit, we began to descend; however, the loadmaster came onto the intercom and told us that the visibility was low and that we were going to circle for as long as possible. As it turned out, the weather never cleared for us and so we returned to Kangerlussuaq. We will attempt to make the trip successfully tomorrow.

For dinner we walked over to the airport restaurant, which had a buffet set up, and had things such as chicken fried pork, roasted potatoes, red cabbage, salad, and some very good juices. Tonight we will rest and be ready to go by 7:15 am.

NOTE: This was entire journal entry, not just page 1.

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