I would not feel very comfortable walking underneath the boulder pictured at left and much less sleeping in the tents below. This is one of the high camps (to give you some perspective on the size of the mountain and the challenges). This picture was taken in 2007.
The wind continues at BC but the weather overall has improved. Sherpas are very busy traveling to high camps fixing ropes and rerouting the way to the top. Because of the avalanche, climbers are not able to follow the previous path to higher camps. The new route allows climbers to avoid the remaining overhang that poses a threat. According to Julio, the route up to camp 3 is ready, and some climbers are on their way. Some teams are planning to reach the summit May 12- if weather allows. Julio feels much better and expects to resume ascending the day after tomorrow. He is now working on the logistics of each camp and time calculations for the up-and-down routine. If everything goes as expected he will be at the top within two more weeks.