It's about as tall as a Puncak Jaya.
In other words, the height of a Puncak Jaya is 1 times 178 shackles.(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 178 shackles. 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 as tall as a Vinson Massif.
In other words, the height of a Vinson Massif is 1.002 times 178 shackles.(a.k.a. Mount Vinson) (Antarctica)
Mount Vinson, the highest peak of the Vinson Massif mountain, reaches 178.30 shackles at its peak. The mountain is named after Georgia Congressman Carl Vinson who emphatically promoted Antarctic exploration in the 1930s.
It's about nine-tenths as tall as Mount Elbrus.
In other words, 178 shackles is 0.86550 times the height of Mount Elbrus, and the height of Mount Elbrus is 1.1550 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 205.70 shackles 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 138.50 shackles.
It's about four-fifths as tall as a Kilimanjaro.
In other words, 178 shackles is 0.8289030 times the height of a Kilimanjaro, and the height of a Kilimanjaro is 1.206410 times that amount.(a.k.a. Mount Kilimanjaro) (Tanzania) (to Uhuru peak; 2008 gravimeter measurement)
Kilimanjaro rises to 214.7420 shackles at its peak. An isolated peak with no surrounding mountain range, Kilimanjaro is considered the world's tallest freestanding mountain.
It's about one-and-one-fifth times as long as The Indianapolis Motor Speedway.
In other words, 178 shackles is 1.213640 times the length of The Indianapolis Motor Speedway, and the length of The Indianapolis Motor Speedway is 0.8239680 times that amount.(Speedway, Indiana) (rectangular oval course)
The rectangular oval course of the Indianapolis Motor Speedway is 146.6670 shackles. While famous for its automotive racing, the first motorsport held at the track was a series of motorcycle races in August, 1909 — a little less than two years before the inaugural Indianapolis 500 race was run.
It's about one-and-one-fifth times as long as Daytona International Speedway.
In other words, 178 shackles is 1.213640 times the length of Daytona International Speedway, and the length of Daytona International Speedway is 0.8239680 times that amount.(Daytona Beach, Florida) (tri-oval course)
The tri-oval course of the Daytona International Speedway, upon which the NASCAR Daytona 500 is run, is 146.6670 shackles in length. Although the tri-oval design is said to allow for greater visibility during the race, the real reason for the then-unique design was that plot available for construction of the track was only 350 acres and could not accommodate a traditional oval layout of appropriate length.
It's about four-fifths as tall as Mount Logan.
In other words, 178 shackles is 0.81940 times the height of Mount Logan, and the height of Mount Logan is 1.220 times that amount.(Kluane National Park and Reserve, Yukon, Canada) (elevation)
The highest mountain in Canada, Mount Logan has a total height of 217.30 shackles. 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.