Every year the area of the Brunt Ice Shelf where Halley Station is located gets roughly 2.5m of snow accumulation. Most of that is due to drifting or blowing snow and only part of the accumulation is caused by snow fall. Because of the accumulation, everything has to be dug out and raised each summer. All the digging and raising takes a significant part of the time and effort during the summer. Pictured here is the small team, resting on top of the SnoCat after a couple of hours of manual digging to raise the Automatic Weather Station located at the coast of the Brunt Ice Shelf, at Windy Bay.