Moving Mountains

Atlanta business owner, avid wanderer to ascend Machu Picchu in third major hike for charity


Two years ago, Atlanta business owner and avid hiker Lisa Simmons ascended Mt. Kilimanjaro for BlazeSports America.

This August, Simmons, President of Beacon Management Services, will scale the nearly 10,000 foot climb to the summit of Machu Picchu to raise money for BlazeSports America, a nonprofit that provides sporting equipment to athletes with disabilities.

Simmons said her goal was originally to hike Mt. Elbrus, Europe’s highest peak, last summer, but like many others, her plans were postponed due to COVID-19. Many national and international hikes, including Mt. Elbrus, are still closed to the public.


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