Part of the Alpine National Park, Mount Bogong is the highest mountain in Victoria with its peak reaching 1,986 m above sea level. The mountain is a popular backcountry skiing location, for bush walking and of course, for hikers willing to ascend to its peak. The snow coverage occurs only in the mid winter through spring months but otherwise the mountain provides stunning views of the Victorian alps.
One of the refuge huts is the Cleve Cole hut, located at 1,760m. The hut is named after Cleve Cole, who in 1936, as part of a party of three hiking from the Bogong High Plains to the mountain, lost his life. As a result the hut was built as a refuge for hikers and backcountry skiers.