Related: Regulus Black and the Horcrux Cave
Why didn't Dumbledore and Harry Potter bring a house elf with them to the Horcrux cave so they could get in and out more easily (given that elves could apparate in and out)? It seems like it would've been safer too, given that they could make a quick getaway.
Harry Potter didn't seem to have known that house-elves could apparate there at the time (because he was baffled by Kreacher's later claim to have apparated out of the same cave, so he apparently didn't know about that until the 7th book), but wouldn't Dumbledore have known that? Why didn't he think of it?