This trait is best known as complacency, the equal to incognizance within the novice. In the more proficient to expert populations, it can grow in the absence of fear and self-doubt. It’s further reinforced by familiarity, confidence, and with each conquered challenge. Complacency may even nourish the phenomenon of illusory superiority, when someone thinks they are better than most at a given task or skill, making it even more dangerous.
Is the experienced outdoor expert safer than the inexperienced outdoor novice?