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