White Mountaineer Author:Rutherford G. Montgomery Billy's father was Old Man, bearded and staunch, death to killer dogs but victim of a human killer. Billy's mother was Nanny, expert teacher and patient protector while Billy learned to be a hardy steeplejack like his parents. When he could land as gracefully as she on a 12-inch ledge 20 feet away, he would be ready to become his own man of th... more »e mountain pinnacles.
Billy was trained to live in the world above the timber line where sheer wall, cathedral-like spires, deep crevices and an occasional sunny ledge would be to him what forest, hill and valley are to animals of the high country--bears, wolves, lynx, wolverines, cougars and eagles. The part each of these played in the breathtaking course of Billy's youth was similar to that of the man, Chinook Tom, who expected to eat goat meat while prospecting on Goat Mountain.
Here is the true story of an almost incredible animal, the Rocky Mountain goat, in whom amazing skill, courage and stamina have combined thus far to bring success in the fight for survival.« less