"Infamous" is probably closer to the truth. I read the newsletter also, and it didn't sound much like the climb I was on.
I only heard about one death while I was on the mountain (a Spanish guy, of pulmonary edema, tried to self-evacuate), and seven cases of severe frostbite (will lose digits).
It was a pretty bad storm; exposed a large number of people as "in over their heads." We saw a tent get blown away--went sailing off the ridge--at high camp. How could you set up a tent in 50 mph winds and NOT put something heavy on the tent floor when you spread it out? The whole tent body--poles and all, everything except the fly--went sailing.