A statement from Keswick Mountain Rescue Team said:
"The whole Team are absolutely delighted that Mark has received this award. He is extremely respected as our Team Leader and will reach his 20th year as TL in 2013.
"Mark is a very involved with all aspects of Mountain Rescue, not just in the Keswick area but also regionally and nationally.
"He is an inspiration to many people and he is always keen to see new ideas and innovation. Mark has worked hard and tirelessly to promote the professionalism and dedication of the Keswick Team. This is wonderful news."
More top news
Gales continuing during Tuesday with heavy showers, wintry over hills. Wintry showers and clear spells bring the risk of ice overnight
Today marks 200 years since the revised version of Wordsworth's 'Daffodils' was published. We take a look at the man behind the poetry.
Andrew Lapping is heading a consortium investing over £1m in CUFC. Here's our profile on the man behind the money.