This is Mike and I’m not currently on the ice. My wife and I are skipping the winter season in mcmurdo this year and probably won’t return until October. We can however answer questions you might have.
You left the message on the General message board, which catches all of the “undesirable” emails. Try posting on the discussion page which gets looked at by others. Maybe someone on the ice will answer.
By the way winter in Antarctica isn’t much worse than winter in Michigan. It just last a lot longer and it’s a bit darker.