It's about one-and-two-fifths times as tall as Denali
In other words, 8.850 kilometers is 1.4290 times the height of Denali, and the height of Denali is 0.69980 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 6.1930 kilometers 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-and-a-half times as tall as Mount Logan
In other words, 8.850 kilometers is 1.4850 times the height of Mount Logan, and the height of Mount Logan is 0.67340 times that amount.(Kluane National Park and Reserve, Yukon, Canada) (elevation)
The highest mountain in Canada, Mount Logan has a total height of 5.960 kilometers. 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-and-a-half times as tall as a Kilimanjaro
In other words, 8.850 kilometers is 1.502350 times the height of a Kilimanjaro, and the height of a Kilimanjaro is 0.6656240 times that amount.(a.k.a. Mount Kilimanjaro) (Tanzania) (to Uhuru peak; 2008 gravimeter measurement)
Kilimanjaro rises to 5.890790 kilometers 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-three-fifths times as tall as Mount Elbrus
In other words, 8.850 kilometers is 1.5690 times the height of Mount Elbrus, and the height of Mount Elbrus is 0.63730 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 5.6420 kilometers 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 3.80 kilometers.
It's about one-and-four-fifths times as tall as a Vinson Massif
In other words, 8.850 kilometers is 1.8090 times the height of a Vinson Massif, and the height of a Vinson Massif is 0.55280 times that amount.(a.k.a. Mount Vinson) (Antarctica)
Mount Vinson, the highest peak of the Vinson Massif mountain, reaches 4.8920 kilometers at its peak. The mountain is named after Georgia Congressman Carl Vinson who emphatically promoted Antarctic exploration in the 1930s.
It's about one-and-four-fifths times as tall as a Puncak Jaya
In other words, 8.850 kilometers is 1.8120 times the height of a Puncak Jaya, and the height of a Puncak Jaya is 0.55190 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 4.8840 kilometers. 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 two times as long as The Indianapolis Motor Speedway
In other words, 8.850 kilometers is 2.199650 times the length of The Indianapolis Motor Speedway, and the length of The Indianapolis Motor Speedway is 0.4546180 times that amount.(Speedway, Indiana) (rectangular oval course)
The rectangular oval course of the Indianapolis Motor Speedway is 4.02336 km. 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.