I spent about a month traveling around the Western part of Cameroon starting the beginning of December. What an amazing trip. What an amazing country. And I haven’t even seen most of it.
A big highlight was climbing Mt. Cameroon, West Africa’s highest mountain at 4,040 metres (13,255 ft). My friend Renee, who was one of the team of six American volunteers that climbed it with me, wrote a good blog post about the climb so I’ll just direct you there for the story (http://useitforgood.wordpress.com/2011/12/27/climbing-mt-cameroon/). We spent three days on the mountain and saw about four different kinds of terrain – from alpine grassland to dense jungle to massive lava flows to summit rockpiles. Simply beautiful. See for yourself: