Hello fellow stompers! I'm keen to meet up with others for adventures - weekends are best as I'm based in Christchurch. Ice axe and crampons trips are very endorphinesque for me too - I love that crisp clear perspective you get from the tops and the attention to detail (i.e. the edge!)
My tramping has mostly been in the south is. where my faves are anywhere in Aspiring NP, Ohau, Fiordland (Darrens - yum!), Takitimu, etc etc. But also a bit in the north - up a white Mt Taranaki, and Ngauruhoe, and tripping around Ruapehu.