[Tagging] Feature Proposal - RFC - Mountaineer's mailbox

Dudley Ibbett dudleyibbett at hotmail.com
Tue Sep 6 20:03:35 UTC 2016

In the UK "Letterboxing" has been a practice on Dartmoor for quite a few years.   


As suggested it isn't a common practice when it comes to summits in the UK.



From: santiago06diaz at gmail.com
Date: Tue, 6 Sep 2016 17:04:43 +0200
To: tagging at openstreetmap.org
Subject: [Tagging] Feature Proposal - RFC - Mountaineer's mailbox

Page on OSMWiki.
Some mountains have a "mailbox" at the summit. When mountaineers reach it, they may leave a card where they write down their contact data, weather, date of the hike... Then, the next mountaineers who reach the summit pick the card in order to give it back to the owner (sending it via mail, for example).

I think mountaineer's mailboxes aren't extended into English-speaking countries, so if there's a more appropriate term for them, feel free to move the proposal page (I took the name from the Wikimedia Commons category) .

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