It's about one-fifteenth as tall as The Challenger Deep (Marianas Trench).
In other words, 868 paces is 0.060669 times the height of The Challenger Deep (Marianas Trench), and the height of The Challenger Deep (Marianas Trench) is 16.4830 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 14,307 paces 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-fifteenth as tall as Maxwell Montes.
In other words, the height of Maxwell Montes is 17 times 868 paces.(Ishtar Terra, Venus)
Maxwell Montes rises to a total height of 14,000 paces. 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 twenty times as long as Baseball base distances.
In other words, 868 paces is 24.1110 times the length of Baseball base distances, and the length of Baseball base distances is 0.041475 times that amount.(MLB Official Baseball Rules specification)
According to MLB Official Baseball Rules, the distance between baseball diamond bases is 36 paces. While second and home base are located upon the corners of the 27.432 sq. m area created by the bases, first and third base are placed within that square, to better allow the umpires to judge whether a ball is fair or foul.
It's about thirty times as long as a Cricket Pitch.
In other words, 868 paces is 32.87880 times the length of a Cricket Pitch, and the length of a Cricket Pitch is 0.0304147 times that amount.(per Marylebone Cricket Council / International Cricket Council Law #6)
The length of a cricket pitch, from one bowling crease to the other, is 26.40 paces. The wickets at either end of the pitch stand 0.9448820 paces tall including the bails.
It's about thirty times as long as a Bowling Lane.
In other words, 868 paces is 34.5280 times the length of a Bowling Lane, and the length of a Bowling Lane is 0.028962 times that amount.(USBC specifications; tenpin; including pin deck)
According to the United States Bowling Congress specifications, a tenpin bowling lane should measure 25.1390 paces. In a Professional Bowling Association game, the lane must be lubricated by about 25 ml (0.85 fl. oz) of oil.
It's about one-fortieth as tall as Olympus Mons.
In other words, the height of Olympus Mons is 42 times 868 paces.(a.k.a. Mount Olympus) (Mars)
The tallest mountain in the solar system, Olympus Mons rises to approximately 35,000 paces. 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 45 times as tall as The Hollywood Sign.
In other words, the height of The Hollywood Sign is 0.023 times 868 paces.(a.k.a. Hollywoodland Sign) (Mount Lee, Hollywood Hills, Santa Monica Mountains, California)
Each of the white letters in the Hollywood Sign measures 20 paces tall. Built as an advertisement in 1923, the sign was intended to stand for only eighteen months.