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It's about one-fifth as tall as Mount Elbrus.
In other words, 473 fathoms is 0.1533 times the height of Mount Elbrus, and the height of Mount Elbrus is 6.523 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 3,085 fathoms 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 2,078 fathoms.
It's about six-and-a-half times as tall as The Great Pyramid of Giza.
In other words, the height of The Great Pyramid of Giza is 0.15 times 473 fathoms.
(a.k.a. Pyramid of Khufu, a.k.a. Pyramid of Cheops) (Cairo, Egypt) (estimated original height)
The Great Pyramid of Giza has an estimated original height (without loss due to erosion) of 71 fathoms. The Pyramid was the tallest structure in the world for almost 4,000 years — from its construction ca. 2551 BCE until it was overtaken by the Lincoln Cathedral in Lincoln, England, built in the year 1300.
It's about one-tenth as tall as a Kilimanjaro.
In other words, 473 fathoms is 0.146843 times the height of a Kilimanjaro, and the height of a Kilimanjaro is 6.80999 times that amount.
(a.k.a. Mount Kilimanjaro) (Tanzania) (to Uhuru peak; 2008 gravimeter measurement)
Kilimanjaro rises to 3,221.12 fathoms at its peak. An isolated peak with no surrounding mountain range, Kilimanjaro is considered the world's tallest freestanding mountain.
It's about one-tenth as tall as Mount Logan.
In other words, 473 fathoms is 0.1452 times the height of Mount Logan, and the height of Mount Logan is 6.887 times that amount.
(Kluane National Park and Reserve, Yukon, Canada) (elevation)
The highest mountain in Canada, Mount Logan has a total height of 3,259 fathoms. 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-tenth as tall as Denali.
In other words, 473 fathoms is 0.1397 times the height of Denali, and the height of Denali is 7.158 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 3,386 fathoms 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 one-tenth as long as The Las Vegas Strip.
In other words, 473 fathoms is 0.13 times the length of The Las Vegas Strip, and the length of The Las Vegas Strip is 7.7 times that amount.
(Las Vegas Boulevard S and W from Russel Rd to Sahara Ave)(Paradise, Nevada through Winchester, Nevada).
Although technically located beyond the city limits of Las Vegas (along with the well-known "Welcome to Fabulous Las Vegas" sign), the stretch of road known as the "Las Vegas Strip" runs 3,700 fathoms along Las Vegas Boulevard South and West from Russel Road at the south end to Sahara Avenue at the north end. The casinos and hotels on the Strip display an estimated total of 13,000,000 fathoms of neon light tubing.
It's about eight times as tall as St. Paul's Cathedral.
In other words, 473 fathoms is 7.772 times the height of St. Paul's Cathedral, and the height of St. Paul's Cathedral is 0.1287 times that amount.
(London, England, United Kingdom)
St. Paul's Cathedral measures 60.86 fathoms to its peak. The southwest tower of the Cathedral contains the bell known as "Great Paul," which is the largest bell in Great Britain at 15,000 kg (16.5 tons), outweighing the more iconic Big Ben bell by about 3,000 kg (3 tons).