It's about as tall as Olympus Mons
(a.k.a. Mount Olympus) (Mars)
The tallest mountain in the solar system, Olympus Mons rises to approximately 27 km. 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 two-and-a-half times as tall as The Challenger Deep (Marianas Trench)
In other words, 27 kilometers is 2.47660 times the height of The Challenger Deep (Marianas Trench), and the height of The Challenger Deep (Marianas Trench) is 0.403780 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 10.902 km 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 two-and-a-half times as tall as Maxwell Montes
In other words, the height of Maxwell Montes is 0.40 times 27 kilometers.(Ishtar Terra, Venus)
Maxwell Montes rises to a total height of 11 km. 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 three times as tall as a Mauna Loa
In other words, 27 kilometers is 2.9450 times the height of a Mauna Loa, and the height of a Mauna Loa is 0.33960 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 9.20 kilometers 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 three times as tall as Mount Everest
In other words, 27 kilometers is 3.05 times the height of Mount Everest, and the height of Mount Everest is 0.3280 times that amount.(a.k.a. Mount Chomolungma, a.k.a. Sagarmatha, a.k.a. Mount Qomolangma, 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 8.850 kilometers above sea level at its summit. The plate tectonics of the Indian subcontinent continuously alter the mountain's peak â€” raising it by 0.00000400 kilometers and shifting it to the northeast by 0.00000450 kilometers each year.
It's about three-tenths as long as The Panama Canal
In other words, 27 kilometers is 0.310 times the length of The Panama Canal, and the length of The Panama Canal is 3.20 times that amount.(Canal de Panamá) (Panama)
Connecting the Atlantic and Pacific Oceans across the Isthmus of Panama, the Canal measures 88 kilometers in length. Ships passing through the Canal are raised (and then lowered) 0.026 kilometers above sea level through the lock-and-dam system.
It's about four times as tall as Aconcagua
In other words, 27 kilometers is 3.87830 times the height of Aconcagua, and the height of Aconcagua is 0.257840 times that amount.(a.k.a. Cerro Aconcagua) (Mendoza, Argentina)
Aconcagua measures 6.96190 kilometers 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 5.20 kilometers high ridge.