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My goal is to take you on an incredible journey through the eyes of a mountaineer. My hope is to ignite a spirit of adventure - your willingness to step outside your comfort zone and try something new. The challenges I tackle are made of rock, ice and snow; the "mountains" you face are every bit as challenging. I encourage you to seek out and climb your mountain, wherever and whatever it may be.

Mountaineering is a passion. It’s something I love. Where does your passion lie?

Latest News


Fort McMurray Fires and 'Big 14' Plans

Due to the "overwhelmingly" tragic disaster in my former home city of Fort McMurray, where so many residents and friends have lost everything to the raging fires, I h.. read more


Return to Nepal

A couple of nights ago I arrived back in Nepal, lying on my bed in the dark I was listening to the rain falling softly outside when the sound of someone playing the p.. read more


The Big 14 Challenge continues

After much thought I have decided to once again go back to Pakistan to continue The Big 14 Challenge. I will be heading back to Broad Peak, the 12th highest peak in t.. read more


Heartbreak in Nepal

The earthquake that would hit Nepal May 12 was at a magnitude of 7.3 in the Dolakha district, the epicenter located in the area bordering Sindhupalchok and Dolakha. .. read more


After the Earthquake - Annapurna and Beyond

Shortly after writing my last dispatch for the summit push on April 21st, a series of tragic events took place. I will try my best to convey to you everything that ha.. read more


Tragedy Strikes

On April 25th 2015, Nepal was hit with a 7.8-magnitude earthquake that killed some 3,000 people and injured 6,500. Al feels absolutely blessed to have been spared, ha.. read more


What can go wrong, will go wrong

Al knows all too well that things don’t always go as planned. Since arriving on the mountain about a week ago, the team has established camps one, tw.. read more


He is a great ambassador for us as well as the city of Fort McMurray. Al treated us with respect and has been an inspiration for us and our organization.

Mark Macdonald, Franchisee / Boston Pizza, Fort McMurray

Fenner Dunlop Americas very proudly sponsored Al Hancock on his final Seven Summits climb - his journey to the top of Mt. Vinson in Antarctica. Al's passion and determination served as daily inspiration for our employees and our families. His messages on safety, teamwork, environment and proper planning resonate through our plants.

Jill Schultz, Fenner Dunlop Americas

Al Hancock has allowed us as sponsor's to travel to places we had only ever dreamed of going. He has taken us on an incredible journey. Al has inspired us to follow our dreams, and get out and enjoy life.

Pamela Bowie, Outdoor Essentials

Al Hancock has a history of successfully taking on tough personal challenges. He plans, executes and delivers. I'd like to congratulate Al for adding fundraising for the Children's Wish Foundation to his 2010 Everest climb. I know he will be successful!

Brenda Erskine, Suncor Energy

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