Bio: Awards, Honors and Press

By sharing these accolades, I hope that I can motivate others to believe in themselves, to reach higher and to reach further. To know that your dreams are out there, and that they can come true for you.

Al Hancock


  • 13th Canadian to complete the Seven Summits (202nd worldwide)
  • 1st Newfoundlander to climb Mt. Everest
  • 1st Newfoundlander to complete the Seven Summits
  • Inducted into the Wood Buffalo Sports Hall of Fame (2009) - view video
  • 1st recipient of the Wood Buffalo Big Spirit Ambassador Award

Congratulatory Letters

  • Prime Minister of Canada, Stephen Harper - view letter
  • Premier of Newfoundland/Labrador, Danny Williams - view letter
  • Brian Jean, MP (Fort McMurray-Athabasca) - view letter
  • Guy Boutilier, MLA (Fort McMurray-Wood Buffalo) - view letter


Shaw TV - Everest 2007 Welcome home

(2007) The municipality of Wood Buffalo honored Al Hancock with a special welcome home ceremony to celebrate his successful summit of Mt. Everest.

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