It's about one-fortieth as tall as a Puncak Jaya.
In other words, 161 paces is 0.02512 times the height of a Puncak Jaya, and the height of a Puncak Jaya is 39.810 times that amount.(a.k.a. Mt. Carstensz, a.k.a. Carstensz Pyramid, a.k.a. Nemangkawi, a.k.a. Carstensz Toppen, a.k.a. Gunung Sukarno) (Papua province, Indonesia)
The highest point in Oceania (and therefore one of the seven summits) peak of Puncak Jaya is 6,409 paces. Dutch explorer Jan Carstenszoon, the mountain's namesake, is said to have been ridiculed for claiming to have seen snow near the equator when he reported his discovery of the peak in 1623.
It's about one-fortieth as tall as a Vinson Massif.
In other words, 161 paces is 0.02508 times the height of a Vinson Massif, and the height of a Vinson Massif is 39.870 times that amount.(a.k.a. Mount Vinson) (Antarctica)
Mount Vinson, the highest peak of the Vinson Massif mountain, reaches 6,420 paces at its peak. The mountain is named after Georgia Congressman Carl Vinson who emphatically promoted Antarctic exploration in the 1930s.
It's about one-forty-fifth as tall as Mount Elbrus.
In other words, 161 paces is 0.02174 times the height of Mount Elbrus, and the height of Mount Elbrus is 46 times that amount.(a.k.a. Mingi Tau, a.k.a. Эльбрус, a.k.a. იალბუზი) (Karachay-Cherkessia and Kabardino-Balkaria, Russia) (west summit)
The west summit of the dual-summit volcano Mount Elbrus is 7,404 paces at its peak and is the highest peak in both Russia and the European continent. Until 1976, a cable car would take visitors to the mountain as far up as the Garabashi camp, located at an elevation of 4,987 paces.
It's about one-fiftieth as tall as a Kilimanjaro.
In other words, 161 paces is 0.0208261 times the height of a Kilimanjaro, and the height of a Kilimanjaro is 48.0167 times that amount.(a.k.a. Mount Kilimanjaro) (Tanzania) (to Uhuru peak; 2008 gravimeter measurement)
Kilimanjaro rises to 7,730.70 paces at its peak. An isolated peak with no surrounding mountain range, Kilimanjaro is considered the world's tallest freestanding mountain.
It's about one-fiftieth as tall as Mount Logan.
In other words, 161 paces is 0.02059 times the height of Mount Logan, and the height of Mount Logan is 48.570 times that amount.(Kluane National Park and Reserve, Yukon, Canada) (elevation)
The highest mountain in Canada, Mount Logan has a total height of 7,822 paces. The high altitude and northern latitude of the mountain resulted in one-time temperature of -77.5 °C — the lowest temperature ever recorded outside of Antarctica.
It's about one-fiftieth as tall as Denali.
In other words, 161 paces is 0.01981 times the height of Denali, and the height of Denali is 50.480 times that amount.(a.k.a. Mount McKinley, a.k.a. Doleika, a.k.a. Traleika, a.k.a. "The Great One") (Denali National Park and Preserve, Alaska) (South peak)
The highest mountain peak in North America, Denali's South Peak measures 8,127 paces above sea level at its peak. The impetus for the name Mount McKinley was US president William McKinley of Ohio, and disputes over the which of the mountain's names should be officially recognized regularly occur between Ohio Congressmen and Alaska politicians.
It's about 55 times as tall as a Christmas Tree (artificial).
In other words, the height of a Christmas Tree (artificial) is 0.019 times 161 paces.(artificial; average height)
The most common height of an artificial Christmas Tree is 3 paces. According to the most recent USDA Census of Agriculture, a total of 1,389.59 sq. km (343,374 acres) of Christmas Trees were farmed in the US in 2007.
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