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How long is 27 fathoms?

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It's about one-one-hundred-fiftieth as tall as Aconcagua.
In other words, 27 fathoms is 0.0070925 times the height of Aconcagua, and the height of Aconcagua is 140.990 times that amount.
(a.k.a. Cerro Aconcagua) (Mendoza, Argentina)
Aconcagua measures 3,806.80 fathoms height at its peak. Although there is no definitive evidence that members of the indigenous Inca civilization ever reached the peak the mountain, numerous archeological sites have been found on the slopes of the mountain, including a naturally-embalmed Incan mummy was discovered on a 2,843.40 fathoms high ridge.
It's about one-two-hundredth as tall as Mount Everest.
In other words, 27 fathoms is 0.00558 times the height of Mount Everest, and the height of Mount Everest is 179 times that amount.
(a.k.a. Mount Chomolungma, a.k.a. सगरमाथा, a.k.a. Chajamlungma, a.k.a. ཇོ་མོ་གླང་མ, a.k.a. 珠穆朗玛峰, a.k.a. Zhūmùlǎngmǎ Fēng) (Sagarmatha Zone, Nepal and Tibet, China) (to summit, excluding snow depth)
Mount Everest is 4,840 fathoms above sea level at its summit. The plate tectonics of the Indian subcontinent continuously alter the mountain's peak — raising it by 0.00219 fathoms and shifting it to the northeast by 0.00246 fathoms each year.
It's about one-two-hundredth as tall as a Mauna Loa.
In other words, 27 fathoms is 0.005386 times the height of a Mauna Loa, and the height of a Mauna Loa is 185.70 times that amount.
(Hawaii) (Hawaiian island volcano) (total height from seafloor)
Mauna Loa, one of the five volcanoes which forms the island of Hawaii and the tallest mountain in total height in the world, rises to 5,031 fathoms above the seafloor. The peak of Loa is home to the approximately 6,000 sq. m (0.6 ha) Lake Waiau, one of the highest altitude lakes in the United States outside of Colorado.
It's about one-two-hundredth as tall as The Challenger Deep (Marianas Trench).
In other words, 27 fathoms is 0.0045292 times the height of The Challenger Deep (Marianas Trench), and the height of The Challenger Deep (Marianas Trench) is 220.790 times that amount.
(near Marianas Islands, a.k.a. Ladrones Islands, northwestern Pacific Ocean) (depth below sea level)
The Challenger Deep, at the southern end of the Marianas Trench, reaches a depth of 5,961.30 fathoms below sea level. There has been only one manned expedition to the bottom of Challenger Deep — a 1960 voyage that took 4 hours and 48 minutes to reach the bottom.
It's about one-two-hundredth as tall as Maxwell Montes.
In other words, 27 fathoms is 0.0045 times the height of Maxwell Montes, and the height of Maxwell Montes is 220 times that amount.
(Ishtar Terra, Venus)
Maxwell Montes rises to a total height of 6,000 fathoms. Since Venus does not seem to have the kind of tectonic activity which gives rise to mountains on Earth, the origin of the Venusian mountain remains the subject of some dispute.
It's about one-five-hundred-fiftieth as tall as Olympus Mons.
In other words, the height of Olympus Mons is 560 times 27 fathoms.
(a.k.a. Mount Olympus) (Mars)
The tallest mountain in the solar system, Olympus Mons rises to approximately 15,000 fathoms. The mountain has been known to astronomers since the nineteenth century because it is tall enough to rise above Mars' frequent dust storms.
It's about 900 times as tall as a Golf Tee.
In other words, 27 fathoms is 910 times the height of a Golf Tee, and the height of a Golf Tee is 0.0011 times that amount.
The most common golf tee size and the length preferred for iron and most wood clubs is 0.03 fathoms tall. The tee did not come into common use until it was promoted by professional golfers Walter Hagen and Joe Kirkwood, as part of a marketing effort by the patent-holder of the well-known, "Reddy Tee."