It's about one-twenty-fifth as tall as a Puncak Jaya
In other words, 855 spans is 0.0400 times the height of a Puncak Jaya, and the height of a Puncak Jaya is 24.99 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 21,360 spans. 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-twenty-fifth as tall as a Vinson Massif
In other words, 855 spans is 0.0400 times the height of a Vinson Massif, and the height of a Vinson Massif is 25.0 times that amount.(a.k.a. Mount Vinson) (Antarctica)
Mount Vinson, the highest peak of the Vinson Massif mountain, reaches 21,400 spans at its peak. The mountain is named after Georgia Congressman Carl Vinson who emphatically promoted Antarctic exploration in the 1930s.
It's about one-thirtieth as tall as Mount Elbrus
In other words, 855 spans is 0.0346 times the height of Mount Elbrus, and the height of Mount Elbrus is 28.87 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 24,680 spans 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 16,620 spans.
It's about one-thirtieth as tall as a Kilimanjaro
In other words, 855 spans is 0.033179 times the height of a Kilimanjaro, and the height of a Kilimanjaro is 30.1392 times that amount.(a.k.a. Mount Kilimanjaro) (Tanzania) (to Uhuru peak; 2008 gravimeter measurement)
Kilimanjaro rises to 25,769 spans at its peak. An isolated peak with no surrounding mountain range, Kilimanjaro is considered the world's tallest freestanding mountain.
It's about one-thirtieth as tall as Mount Logan
In other words, 855 spans is 0.033 times the height of Mount Logan, and the height of Mount Logan is 30.49 times that amount.(Kluane National Park and Reserve, Yukon, Canada) (elevation)
The highest mountain in Canada, Mount Logan has a total height of 26,070 spans. 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-thirtieth as tall as Denali
In other words, 855 spans is 0.0316 times the height of Denali, and the height of Denali is 31.69 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 27,090 spans 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-thirty-fifth as long as Calangute Beach
In other words, 855 spans is 0.0 times the length of Calangute Beach, and the length of Calangute Beach is 30 times that amount.(Goa, India) (approximate)
One of the most popular tourist destinations in Goa, Calangute Beach, the "Queen of Beaches," stretches about 7 km in length.