Arivel was dead. Although winded and scratched, the others were alive. The door proved impossible to open, and they surmised that it was locked tight by a spell; they would need to wait until it wore off. The elf Kaylee started to burn the corpses with her magics.
About an hour later Perrin tried again, and this time the door opened with ease. He nodded to the others, and they made ready to emerge..