Canadian climber killed in a fall in Pakistan

An experienced Canadian mountaineer has died in a fall on one of the world's most dangerous peaks.

Serge Dessureault died early today while attempting to scale the 8,611-meter mountain in northern Pakistan.

Alpine Club of Pakistan says it wasn't immediately clear how Dessureault fell.

Dessureault, who is 53, had been a captain with Montreal's fire department, according to a spokesman for the city's firefighters' association.

He was leading the nine-member ``K-2-Broad Peak'' expedition.

Dessurault's body has been recovered.