Trekking over 400 kilometres across a cold, barren desert.

That's how a Kitchener filmmaking duo is raising awareness for the Iceland National Park Initiative.

It's not the first gruelling trip that Ryan Richardson and Hailey Playfair have been on. The pair travel around the world as Life Outside Studio, documenting their trips in the name of protecting nature.

Their most recent adventure is one that hits close to home for them. TheIceland National Park Initiative is aiming to protect 40,000 square kilometres of waterfalls, glaciers and volcanoes in the Highlands of Iceland.

Currently, less than half of that span is protected as a national park.

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