Extreme sports excite because they take away the monotony and humdrum of routine living. New experiences and situations show up unexpectedly catching one by surprise. One can not really prepare for them but one can maintain composure and presence of mind to cope with them.
While Trekking in the forested trail in Batanes, green thin long snake landed at the backpack of the lead a few meters in front of me. Fortunately it drifted away swiftly and I kept on walking quietly.