A brief history of Wordie House in Antarctica

YouTube video

Historian and adventurer Seb Coulthard talks about the history of the Wordie House in Antarctica as part of our visit to Antarctica 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 Shackleton’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.

Are You Protected If An Emergency Happens?

You might also be interested in reading:


Submit a Comment

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *


Our award-winning photos make a perfect gift – to yourself, a friend, or a family member. Prints for a wall, on a desk, as greeting cards, cozy fleece blankets, ornaments, fridge magnets, coffee mugs, luggage tags, coasters, mouse pads and puzzles. Subscriber Club members get 25% off any order

As an affiliate for Get Your Guide, Amazon.com, iVisa, Global Rescue, Think Tank, 5.11, Kuhl, Adorama, and others, we earn a small commission at no extra cost to you should you choose to purchase through the links in our posts. It is essential to mention that we only endorse products we believe in and personally use. Your support for HI Travel Tales through these purchases allows us to maintain a sustainable platform for creating valuable and relevant content for you. 

Global Rescue Ad - travel insurance for when it matters most