The awards will be presented at Buckingham Palace

The awards will be presented at Buckingham Palace

Two long-serving mountain rescue volunteers and a veteran mountaineer have been recognised in the New Year Honours.

Langdale Ambleside Mountain Rescue Team member John Graham was appointed an MBE, as was Anthony ‘Rob’ Robinson of the Coniston team and mountaineer Bob Pettigrew.

Mr Graham of Ambleside received his award for services to the team. He was a founder member and accomplished climber.

Former Coniston MRT team leader Rob Robinson was honoured for services to mountain rescue and the community in Coniston.

Bob Pettigrew of Stanton-by-Bridge, Derbyshire, was awarded the MBE for services to mountaineering.

Mr Pettigrew is a former British Mountaineering Council president and served as president of the access and conservation commission of the UIAA, the international mountaineering federation.

Explorer Felicity Aston was also appointed an MBE. Ms Aston, of Tonbridge, Kent, was the first woman to ski across Antarctica alone.

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