Mark Hodgson has been part of the Keswick Mountain Rescue Team for forty years taking part in over 1,200 recorded rescues.. He has been the team leader for nearly twenty.
"I'm very proud an humbled to be awarded an MBE - for doing something I love doing. But, I'm just one member of a team of 45 highly skilled and dedicated people who all have the same mindset - to bring all their individual skills to help all the casualties we get called to receive the best possible treatment and to achieve the best possible outcome following an accident in the fells.I certainly view this award as an award for the whole Team, a Team I feel hugely privileged to be the leader of and without doubt one of the most highly skilled and experienced Teams anywhere."
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