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
37-year-old Leo Holding, who lives in the Lake District, teamed up with Canadian, Will Stanhope, to face the Howser Towers.
Whitehaven RLFC are through to the League One play-off final after winning one of the longest games of Rugby League ever played.
A campaign has been set up to find more foster carers for children who can no longer live with their birth families.