It's about one-twenty-five-thousandth as tall as a Puncak Jaya
In other words, 0.0398 rods is 0.000040980 times the height of a Puncak Jaya, and the height of a Puncak Jaya is 24,400 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 971.10 rods. 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-five-thousandth as tall as a Vinson Massif
In other words, 0.0398 rods is 0.000040920 times the height of a Vinson Massif, and the height of a Vinson Massif is 24,440 times that amount.(a.k.a. Mount Vinson) (Antarctica)
Mount Vinson, the highest peak of the Vinson Massif mountain, reaches 972.70 rods at its peak. The mountain is named after Georgia Congressman Carl Vinson who emphatically promoted Antarctic exploration in the 1930s.
It's about 25,000 times as long as a Red Blood Cell
In other words, the length of a Red Blood Cell is 0.0000370 times 0.0398 rods.(a.k.a. RBCs, a.k.a. haematids, a.k.a. erythrocyte, a.k.a. erythroid cells, a.k.a. red blood corpuscles)
An average Red Blood Cell measures 7.5 µm (micrometers) in diameter. An average human has 20 - 30 trillion red blood cells in their body and each cell completes a circulatory lap in about 20 seconds.
It's about one-thirty-thousandth as tall as Mount Elbrus
In other words, 0.0398 rods is 0.000035480 times the height of Mount Elbrus, and the height of Mount Elbrus is 28,180 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 1,122 rods 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 755.60 rods.
It's about one-thirty-thousandth as tall as a Kilimanjaro
In other words, 0.0398 rods is 0.00003397880 times the height of a Kilimanjaro, and the height of a Kilimanjaro is 29,430.10 times that amount.(a.k.a. Mount Kilimanjaro) (Tanzania) (to Uhuru peak; 2008 gravimeter measurement)
Kilimanjaro rises to 1,171.320 rods at its peak. An isolated peak with no surrounding mountain range, Kilimanjaro is considered the world's tallest freestanding mountain.
It's about one-thirty-thousandth as tall as Mount Logan
In other words, 0.0398 rods is 0.000033590 times the height of Mount Logan, and the height of Mount Logan is 29,770 times that amount.(Kluane National Park and Reserve, Yukon, Canada) (elevation)
The highest mountain in Canada, Mount Logan has a total height of 1,185 rods. 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-thirty-thousandth as tall as Denali
In other words, 0.0398 rods is 0.000032320 times the height of Denali, and the height of Denali is 30,940 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 1,231 rods 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.