You feel the same about a Medal of Honor or a Purple Heart? Those damn gloating SOB’s. The badges are a good conversation starter, a way to quickly gauge the experience of people you might encounter on the trail. Nothing more, nothing less.Honor is summiting Everest (or Pritchett, or Rubicon, or John Bull) and having no need to brag about it and leaving no trace that you were ever there. You're confusing honor with gloating.