Regardless, it is all relative. Just think how lucky the photographer was to take the picture. Here is a quote from Mark Twain, in his unique amusing prose (taken from the page in SP)
# American humorist Mark Twain travels to Darjeeling in 1896. He has this to say about his encounter with the Himalaya, written in his 1897 book Following The Equator:
" I ... saw the sun drive away the veiling gray and touch up the snow-peaks one after another with pale pink splashes and delicate washes of gold, and finally flood the whole mighty convulsion of snow-mountains with a deluge of rich splendors. ... Mount Everest is a thousand feet higher, but it was not a part of that sea of mountains piled up there before me, so I did not see it; but I did not care, because I think that mountains that are as high as that are disagreeable.
I was told by a resident that the summit of Kinchinjunga is often hidden in the clouds, and that sometimes a tourist has waited twenty-two days and then been obliged to go away without a sight of it. And yet went not disappointed; for when he got his hotel bill he recognized that he was now seeing the highest thing in the Himalayas. "
Imagine, back then flying was not an option, just wait for clear weather!!!