Sometimes it IS darkest before the dawn. But you might be surprised what can happen with a lot of faith, hard work, willingness to try new methods and equipment. What can happen when you use digital advancements to your advantage, to not give up. What happens when you pool all the best resources into one mission. You'll be amazed at how your efforts become infectious and how those efforts can turn others into believers too! And in the end, you'll be thankful for the result and wonder why you ever thought about giving up.
PS- This mindset could also work for freeing 33 brave men from a mine deep beneath the ground in Chile.