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Updated: 11/04/2014 04:09:40PM

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SUN PHOTO BY ELAINE ALLEN-EMRICH

Bud Koranchan does chin ups at the Englewood YMCA Wednesday. At 72, he wants to climb Mount Kilimanjaro and is looking for a partner to go with him.

SUN PHOTO BY ELAINE ALLEN-EMRICH

Bud Koranchan, 73, re-enacts training he saw in a "Rocky" movie years ago.

By ELAINE ALLEN-EMRICH

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ENGLEWOOD — Climbing the world’s highest free-standing mountain wasn’t initially on Bud Koranchan’s bucket list, but now he doesn’t stop thinking about it.

The soon-to-be 73-year-old Englewood resident wants to see the dormant volcanic cones on a mountain in Tanzania. He wants to take photos from 19,341 feet above sea level on Mount Kilimanjaro.

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