One of the really interesting things about visiting Antarctica is that it has such a vast history of hardship and true heroism. It was a truly difficult place to discover and even more difficult to explore with many people perishing in the Antarctic expeditions. The race to get to the South Pole in December 1911 was incredible and I don’t think there are many people in the world who have not heard of Roald Amundsen or Sir Ernest Shackleton. Books like “Endurance” by Alfred Lansing do a great job describing what these man have gone through.
A lot of Antarctic history is visible in Deception Island and particularly in the Whalers Bay (of which I have wrote about before), a former base for a whaling station at the turn of the last century. People lived and worked here throughout the Antarctic summer and unfortunately some of them were also buried here. From what I can find online, the grave is of a Norwegian carpenter who died 4.01.1928.