Pax Arctica Initiative


Welcome to Pax Arctica




The Pursuit of Endurance - On The Shoulders of Shackleton


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In the heart of the Antarctic, nine adventurers are about to live an extraordinary story. They come from very different backgrounds, but one thing brings them together: a passion for adventure and testing the limits.


Their goal: to follow in the footsteps of one of the greatest legends of the golden age of polar exploration: Ernest Shackleton. In 1914, after the sinking of his ship The Endurance, this hero saved his entire crew from a certain death. 100 years later our expedition sets out to explore the sub-Antarctic islands of Elephant, South Georgia and the South Sandwich by boat, ski and pulka.


On board the Australis: an expedition leader, a veteran explorer, a former officer, a skipper, a polar guide, a scientist, two young soldiers and an athlete snowboarder. An expedition to remind us of the fragility of this highly endangered ecosystem, and to improve our understanding of these remote expanses. With them, you will relive the best but also the most challenging moments of this great adventure.





Screening of "The pursuit of Endurance" at United Nations in New York,

the event was webcast and here is a link to the UN TV website showing introductory remarks as well as the full Q&A: Here





WGCH Luc Hardy and Renee Ketcham interview – The Pursuit of Endurance at the AVON Theater, Stamford, Sept 10.





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For the opening of the 70th Regular Session of the UN General Assemby in New York, a special screening of "The Pursuit of Endurance".


Upcoming Showtimes: Monday, September 14, 2015 from 6:30 PM to 8:30

The event is FREE but to attend, you and your guests must reserve your seats: Here





Projection of the film "The Pursuit of Endurance" at AVON Theatre

Upcoming Showtimes: Thursday, September 10, 2015 -7:30PM in Stamford


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Article from the French newspaper "Sud Ouest"





Projection of the film "The Pursuit of Endurance" at Festival du Film Francophone d’Angoulême

Upcoming Showtimes: August 27, 2015 -5:30PM in Angoulême (France)


For more information clik: Here





Projection of the film "The Pursuit of Endurance" at Cinema Vox

Showtimes: August 12, 2015 in Chamonix





Listen to the Artist's Space with Pam and Sylvia where Luc Hardy

was invited to talk about his recent and his passion for exploration






On the Shoulders of Shackleton (trailer)


Focus on French Cinema

Two shows:
Friday, March 27 – 2:00 pm (+20’ Q&A at 3:00 pm)
Sunday, March 29 – 12:30 pm (+20’ Q&A at 1:30 pm)




Bow Tie Cinemas, Greenwich, CT
Produced by: Sagax Entertainment and Puzzle Media
Director: Bertrand Delapierre
Based on an original idea by Luc Hardy



BFM Business - Interview Luc Hardy

De Wall Street à l'Antarctique, quels sont les effets du changement climatique ?





In the Pursuit of Endurance





Nine Explorers – In the Pursuit of Endurance – Inspired by Ernest Shackleton
Film release Spring 2015





The Pax Arctica - On the Shoulders of Shackleton Expedition.




- Expedition led by Luc Hardy
- Luc will embark in this journey with eight men and women from France, England and Switzerland, all coming from varied backgrounds: scientist, polar guide, professional adventurers, soldiers, sportsmen and cameraman.
- Departure : Ushuaia on Oct 9
- Return : Nov 15, 2014.

- This Pax Arctica expedition has two main objectives:

- To retrace Shackleton’s 800-mile route between Elephant Island and the island of South Georgia (including climbing/trekking across the island as his group did), and
- To collect scientific data, including oceanographic (CO2, temperature, salinity, current, etc.) and fauna, flora and soil observations and samples.







The Pax Arctica - On the Shoulders of Shackleton Expedition is now a Flag Expedition.



What is the Pax Arctica Initiative?

The Pax Arctica Initiative was created to promote awareness of the threats facing the Arctic regions, to convey a global message of peace and to support the introduction of new ecological regulations for the Arctic region. Luc Hardy is the leader of the Initiative, he is and adventurer, author, and member of the Explorers Club. Graduated from Centrale Paris, he is president of Sagax, a US-based investment and management advisory firm.


Luc Hardy : profil

Luc Hardy is the leader of the Pax Arctica Initiative. Luc is also the author of several books reporting on observations and changes in polar regions.