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Mount Cameroon
West African highest mountain

Mount Cameroon is an active volcano in Cameroon near the Gulf of Guinea. Mount Cameroon is also known as Cameroon Mountain or Fako (the name of the higher of its two peaks) or by its native name Mongo ma Ndemi ("Mountain of Greatness"). It is the highest point in sub-Saharan western and central Africa, the fourth most prominent peak in Africa and the 31st most prominent in the world.

The mountain is a great attraction to tourist in Cameroon and from all over the world. Thousands of tourists visit the mountain every year and those who have the guts to climb the 4040metres height can do so at their convenience.

  • Location
  • Elevation
  • Coordinates
  • South West Region
  • 4,040 m (13,250 ft)
  • 4°13′00″N 9°10′21″E

This is an annual event that is televised by the Cameroon National Media and watched nationwide as a life event.The race pulls athletes from all over the world.The event is usually organised in January or February.It starts in the University Town of Molyko and goes right up to the mountain and back.Winners receive huge sums of money, sometimes amounting to over 6 thousand dollars.During the race, thousands of people flock into the town of Buea to watch and support the participants.Since it's also a life event on TV, many people prefer to watch it from home.Some activities around the mountain include hunting and farming.