In Snake Eater, there is one ladder which is much longer than others. It occurs after the boss fight with The End, as Snake is about to enter the mountain area:

In meters, feet, and game units, how large is this ladder?


According to user DrkAndStormy on Reddit, it's about 412 feet (125 meters) high:

After looking closely at footage and playing it back and what not, it turns out Naked Snake makes his way up 3 bars in a single second. The entire climb takes 1 minute and 47 seconds. After a bit of math, you'll find Snake climbed a total of 321 bars. If Naked Snake is 6'5", then that means he is roughly the height of 5 bars on the ladder. With the knowledge that there are 321 bars, and each 5 bars are roughly 77 inches tall, we can say Naked Snake climbed 411.95 feet worth of ladder.

That's assuming a lot of variables, but seems to be a decent estimate.

Also this.

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  • Naked Snake is 6'5" when hunched over like that? Is that canon? That seems very tall, especially since Eva is roughly the same height. misterblank22.files.wordpress.com/2012/10/… – Robert Fraser Mar 23 '19 at 22:06
  • There having that discussion in the same thread, some people arguing that Naked Snake is considered 5'11''. If that is the case, the stairs are more like 380 feet/116 meters high. So 120 meters should be an acceptable average. – Joachim Mar 23 '19 at 22:19

In the video we can see the following: 306 steps were climbed, going by sound. Standing, Snake is 4,5 steps high. Snake is 1,92m tall according to canon. So... 306/4.5 = 68 Snakes. 68*1,92 = 130,56m. Accounting for errors, we'll round up, so roughly, the ladder is 131m, or 430ft.

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