I was quite taken by the story of the San Francisco CNET senior editor and his family weeks ago. Then this happened.
I was an avid backpacker and an occasional mountaineer/rockclimber. Three times in my life had I gone off course in better weather, but since the most recent one, I had never again left without my GPS and 10 essentials. I've been almost obsessed with survival stories since.
The latest is that Kelly James apparently had had an obvious arm injury, and that the other two probably got off course during their descent, and fell in the gullies. How long has it been? 11 days? They're probably buried in new snow.