In the context of the socioeconomic change of the decade
of the seventies, Spanish alpinism and specially the Catalan began to develop
its activities in mountain areas farther away.
For the purpose of finding documentation about a massif outside Europe
and in view of the difficulty that this implied, in 1974 a group of friends
commenced work to carry out a joint project, which was to look for, classify,
file and work on all kinds of documentation for use by alpinists and with
the intention of making it available to everybody.
Right from the beginning the work guidelines of the Servei were
established. A document collection rich in quality an quantity was got
together, some specialist publications for worldwide distribution were
edited and joint studies with other organisations or individuals were made.
However, the most important work was the gathering of information.
Certainly, all this work has obtained recognition and prestige for
the Servei at both national and international levels.