The link to this article was posted by EpicSki member, and avalanche survivor, @spknmike in the general avalanche thread (http://www.epicski.com/t/144893/more-avalanches). It's a very well written piece, with a lot of good information about the incident, and an interesting story all around. So I thought it should get its own thread so more folks see it.
Mike and his friends did just about everything right that they could given the circumstances. And Mike's preparation and knowledge are likely why he's still alive, along with the great efforts of the rescue team. Well worth a read :