When faced with a predicament you can either try to figure it out yourself or find someone who already has the answer. There are very few challenges no-one has ever faced successfully. Somewhere in history, someone has overcome the mountain before you.
The specifics might differ, but the solution might be very much the same. If not, certainly you could learn from their approach.
Should you choose to find someone with the answer, make sure to approach them already understanding the problem. Council lies deep in the heart of a man. The prepared man knows how to draw it out.
A deep well requires a long rope.