Winter '86 in front of the base.
There was always more snow about when the sea-ice formed, probably because
when the wind blew, instead of it going into the sea never to return,
it would go on the ice and be replaced from the other side, so despite
the low snowfall and overall precipitation rates, it got a chance to
build up as it has here.
Note the tarpaulined cargo piled up.
It was very important to identify what was needed during the winter
and make sure you knew where it was before it got covered in snow and
ice. You might think it was a case of just pulling the tarpaulin up
and sweeping the snow away, but in reality it always seemed to involve
a long job fighting a lot of ice that got into nooks and crannies and
required more force to move than it took to break the box - then it
might be the wrong box.