Friends of mine are up there currently, a couple I work with. Fortunately they are both survival experts, mountaineering experts and ultra runners. The guy just did nolans 14 last month and they wanted to run whatever ridge route is in Nepal as a couple. He finally got back with us last night letting everyone know they survived and got back to safety. The route they were on takes them days from the headrest civilization, the storms blocked satellite reception for phones and his spot tracker.
When your in that kind of environment your really at the mercy of nature, luck and experience
Unfortunately alot of people that shouldn't be out there are, this couple was not with sherpas and just hunkered down for the bulk of the storm riding it out. They were well prepared for anything and lived because of it.
This storm came in harder, more moist and colder than anyone predicted.