Winter Ascents in the Tetons. In January of 1988 Alex Lowe and I made the first winter ascent of the South Buttress Direct of Mount Moran, which took us four days. Our first day was doing the ski approach. The next two days we climbed the buttress proper in very high winds and storm. The snow conditions at the top of the buttress and continuing bad weather prevented our going to the summit via the south ridge. In January 1985, Alex Lowe and I made the second winter ascent of the north ridge of the Grand Teton. In February of that year, Alex Lowe and Andy Carson made the first winter ascent of Laughing Lion Falls on Mount Moran. Alex Lowe and I made three other first winter ascents: Staircase Arête in February 1986, South Buttress Right of Mount Moran in December 1986 and the first complete winter ascent of the North Face of the Grand Teton in January 1987.