Julian Carradice appointed MBE in New Year Honours list

Julian Carradice Julian Carradice (second from right) has now joined the Cumbria Ore Mines Rescue Unit

A mountain rescuer with more than 30 years of life-saving experience has been appointed MBE in the New Year Honours list.

Julian Carradice from Cumbria was previously team leader of the Wasdale Mountain Rescue Team, one of the busiest in the country.

The 52-year-old of Gosforth, near Seascale, handled around 130 emergency calls a year.

He said he had been "delighted" to be able to help so many people.

"I'm very honoured and surprised, but I'm delighted that I've been recognised in this way," he said.

'Big rewards'

"I started out 30 odd years ago in mountain rescue and you don't do it for the rewards and this award has been humbling.

"I reckon the big rewards are in seeing the hill walkers and climbers safely off the mountain."

Mr Carradice has now joined the Cumbria Ore Mines Rescue Unit.

He said: "Over the years, I've always been acutely conscious how quickly life changes for casualties and their families and I'm delighted to have been able to help them."

Mark Hodgson from the Keswick Mountain Rescue team was also appointed MBE.

Other Cumbrians recognised in the honours list include Carlisle College principal Moira Tattersall.

Mrs Tattersall was appointed OBE for services to further education.

Christopher Starr from Penrith, was appointed OBE for services to British Forestry and Forestry Education.

Mr Starr is chair of the Forestry Regulation Task Force,

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