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The Mount Bogong Club Inc.

The Mt Bogong Club was formed in 1965 to promote the environmentally sensitive and safe recreational use of Mt Bogong, to maintain the Cleve Cole Memorial hut and Michell Refuge for community use, provide a safety refuge for those in need of assistance on the mountain and to organise social and recreational events for club members. The Mt Bogong Club works closely and in conjunction with Parks Victoria, the manager of the Alpine National Park, including Mt Bogong.

Potential Club members are required to have walked to the top of Mt Bogong, have completed a Work Party and then be nominated for membership. The current annual membership fee is $20 or $40 for families.

Members have access to the member’s facilities at Cleve Cole ($5 per night) and participate in all Club activities. There is an annual Rort that includes an annual general meeting where members complete the formalities and catch up over dinner.


Crack Poet rescue team with Kira in the sledBogong 2009 poem, written by our visitors the injured Kirra and three mates.

This goes out to the Koreans!

I was at this Cleve Cole pad,

Hanging out with 5 strapping lads

They’re from the Bogong club

It may as well be a pub...

They like to fart a lot

That’s why its so dam hot

It smells a bit like gas

Does that make me sphinctermonoius?


Where do you start

When you hear a great big fart

It could be Bugal with his curse

He could trumpet any verse


Or VC Clydesdale

He’s sure to leave the hut smelling stale

If Dutchee lets one go

Youre surly gonna know

Or Pit-eman Grossen farten

The smell worsens by the carton


Finally there’s bluestone

Your’e not gonna miss his smelly tone

Now for those in the Arena

I’m sure you can’t wait for the air to be cleaner

But we sure couldn’t ask for a better group of men

To spend time in this pimpin den

August 2009