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Erebus, the Ice Volcano

GEDEON Programmes Adventure

Erebus, the Ice Volcano

Jean-Louis Etienne and his team set out on board the Antarctica to explore Mount Erebus, a volcano rising 3794 meters above sea level on Ross Island, Antarctica. This active volcano is one of only two on the planet to contain a lava lake. To achieve their goal, the team faced many challenges: braving the Roaring Forties and Furious Fifties, navigating through the unstable ice floes, Himalayan altitude conditions and extreme cold and winds on Mount Erebus itself, as well as the risk of volcanic eruptions.


Trento Film Festival 1995 (Italy)
• Best Photography Award
• Special Award

JIFAS 1995 (Japan)
• Best Director Award

Columbus Film Festival 1995 (USA)
• Chris Bronze Award

Dijon International Adventure Film Festival 1994
• Jury Prize

Autrans International Mountain Film Festival 1994 (France)
• Grand Prize

International Maritime, Exploration and Environment Film Festival 1994 (Toulon)
• Prix de la Marine Nationale (National Navy Award)


  • Director :

    Pierre-Antoine Hiroz

  • Writers :

    Jean-Louis Etienne, Pierre-Antoine Hiroz

  • Distribution :

    France 3, RTBF, TSR

  • Co-production :

    GEDEON Programmes, France 3, Elf Aquitaine, Septième Continent

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© photos Jean-Louis Etienne

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