It's about one-and-one-tenth times as tall as a Giant Sequoia (tree).
In other words, the height of a Giant Sequoia (tree) is 0.910 times 796.90 hands.(a.k.a. Sequoiadendron giganteum, a.k.a. Sierra redwood, a.k.a. Wellingtonia)
Giant Sequoias of the Giant Sequoia National Monument located in Sierra Nevada, near Visalia, California can grow to heights of 750 hands. The wood from the Giant Sequoias is often brittle and prone to shattering when such trees are felled, and as a result the trees logged in the late nineteenth century were often usable only as shingles or matchsticks.
It's about nine-tenths as tall as The Statue of Liberty.
In other words, 796.90 hands is 0.87070 times the height of The Statue of Liberty, and the height of The Statue of Liberty is 1.1490 times that amount.(a.k.a. "Liberty Enlightening the World," a.k.a. La Liberté Éclairant le Monde) (Liberty Island, New York City, New York) (pedestal base to torch peak)
The Statue of Liberty reaches 915.30 hands including the pedestal. The statue was designed using an optical trick known as "forced perspective" to make the statue appear proportionally correct when viewed from its base and is, in actuality, disproportionately large at the top.
It's about one-and-one-fifth times as long as The Wingspan of a 747.
In other words, 796.90 hands is 1.180 times the length of The Wingspan of a 747, and the length of The Wingspan of a 747 is 0.8470 times that amount.(a.k.a. Boeing 747, a.k.a. Jumbo Jet, a.k.a. Queen of the Skies) (for Boeing 747-8 series)
The wingspan of a Boeing 747-8 is 674 hands. Fully loaded, the 747 can travel 81,600,000 hands before refueling.
It's about four-fifths as tall as Big Ben.
In other words, 796.90 hands is 0.840 times the height of Big Ben, and the height of Big Ben is 1.20 times that amount.(officially the clock tower of Palace of Westminster, a.k.a. Houses of Parliament) (London, England)
The clock tower of the Palace of Westminster, which houses the bell known as "Big Ben," rises 940 hands. The tower has no elevator, and is therefore only accessible by climbing 334 steps to the top.
It's about three-fourths as long as a Football (Soccer) Pitch.
In other words, 796.90 hands is 0.7710 times the length of a Football (Soccer) Pitch, and the length of a Football (Soccer) Pitch is 1.30 times that amount.(a.k.a. Football Field, a.k.a. Soccer Field) (field length, a.k.a. touchline distance)
According to the Laws of the Game, a football pitch should measure between 1,030 hands (when the Laws were originally, they used imperial measurements of 1,040 hands, and later converted to the metric units used today). The goal markess were defined as part of the pitch by the original rules of the game in the late 16th century, but it was not until the mid 19th century that the crossbar and the net were added
It's about three-fourths as long as a Football field.
In other words, 796.90 hands is 0.737870 times the length of a Football field, and the length of a Football field is 1.355250 times that amount.(American) (total distance; per NFL regulation)
According to NFL specifications, an American football field should measure 1,080 hands from end to end. Because each team's goalpost is located at the far end of the scoring area (end zone), a ball on a scoring play may need to travel as many as 90 hands farther when kicked into the scoring area than when run (rushed) or passed into it.
It's about one-and-two-fifths times as tall as The Cinderella Castle.
In other words, 796.90 hands is 1.410 times the height of The Cinderella Castle, and the height of The Cinderella Castle is 0.7090 times that amount.(Fantasyland, Magic Kingdom, Walt Disney World, Lake Buena Vista and Bay Lake, Florida)
Walt Disney World's Cinderella Castle is 567 hands tall. The castle's architecture uses the optical trick known as "forced perspective" — the castle gets smaller near the top — to appear larger than it truly is.