I received an email recently that claimed that there may be a new possibility for the longest constantly resident person in Antarctica. The claimant in question "could
" be the resident of priest of the Russian orthodox temple on King George V Island:
"The permanent priest of the church is Father Georgy, who has twenty years of polar experience and now lives permanently near his church. Among his tasks are praying for the souls of the 64 Russian people who have died in Antarctic expeditions and serving the spiritual needs of the staff of Bellingshausen Station and other nearby stations."
Though I can find no evidence of how long the priest has been there or indeed if he is able to leave and return - anyone have any more information?