The pyramid is named after Lieutenant Henry Lidgbird Ball, who made the incredible discovery in 1788. Experts believe the first person to actually step ashore was Henry Wilkinson, a geologist from New South Wales, in 1882. It must have been such an amazing experience to be the first person to step onto this unexplored terrain.
There was no telling what they would find, but the explorers hoped it would be of some historical or scientific importance. Team after team of scientists visited the island attempting to reach the summit, which was finally traversed in 1965.