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The Peak of Mount Cameroon

Mount Cameroon has many other names. It's also known as ''The Chariots of the Gods'' ''Mount Fako'' ''Buea Mountain'' or ''Cameroon Mountain. It is located in the South West Region of Cameroon, near the Gulf of Guinea. It is one of Africa's largest Mountains and volcanoes and rises to 4040metres above sea level and recorded as the highest point in the whole of West and Central Africa. Tourism: 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. The Mount Cameroon Race of Hope: 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.


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