Historian and adventurer Seb Coulthard talks about the history of the Wordie House in Antarctica as part of our visit during a Polar Latitudes guided trip. Built on the site of an earlier British Graham Land Expedition (1937) hut, this structure was named “Wordie House” after Sir James Wordie, chief scientific officer on Shackletonโ€™s Endurance Expedition (1914-17). Today, the Wordie House is protected by the Antarctic Heritage Trust (www.ukaht.org) and designated under the Antarctic Treaty System as an historic site — Monument Number 62, a former British Research Station.

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Michael Hodgson

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Winner of a 2018 Silver Medal from the North American Travel Journalists Association for travel writing excellence, Michael has authored more than 16 books and penned many hundreds of feature articles over the years. His bylines have appeared in Backpacker, Men's Journal, Men's Health, Outside, The San Jose Mercury News, Portland Oregonian and more. His travels have taken him to all seven continents. He is a member in good standing of the North American Travel Journalists Association and the Professional Travel Bloggers Association.
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