Shows added to Seattle lineup for National Geographic Live series

With some shows already sold out, additional programs have been added to the National Geographic Live Speaker Series coming to Seattle next year.

The 18th season of the series in Seattle will begin Jan. 11 with “Untamed Antarctica,” the first of five programs in the series. Climbers-explorers Mike Libecki and Cory Richards will tell the story of their 10-day climb to the summit of Bertha’s Tower, a 2,000-foot spire in Antarctica’sWohlthat Range.

They will present their program at 2 p.m. Jan. 11, and 7:30 p.m. Jan. 12-13.

The National Geographic Live series offers stories and insights from explorers, scientists, archaeologists and photographers. Award-winning video and digital images are used to illustrate the programs that include a question-and-answer session.

To accommodate the growing ticket demand, some of the shows have been moved from Benaroya Hall’s 500-seat space to the 2,500-seat auditorium.

The rest of the series schedule is:

“Coral Fire & Ice:” Feb. 22-24

“Big Cats:” March 22-24

“Chasing Rivers:” April 12-14.

“Spirit of the Wild:” May 17-19

Single tickets are $21-$38 and available by contacting benaroyahall.orgor 206-215-4747. Some shows are already sold out.

Proceeds from ticket sales help fund future National Geographic initiatives in field research, exploration and education.